Cyber spaces/social spaces: culture clash in computerized classrooms

Ivor Goodson, M. Knobel, C. Lankshear, M. Mangan

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What happens when a new social technology is imposed on the established social technology of the school? This book presents an unusual application of critical cultural analysis to a series of empirical case studies of educational uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs). In drawing on research conducted over ten years in three different regions of the Anglo-American "developed" world, it examines themes arising from the struggle for the social spaces and emerging cyber spaces of schooling; the role of identity projects in educational change; and the paradoxes which arise from these processes. The resulting analysis offers a rich - and sobering - perspective on the rush to technologize classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)9781403960306
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


  • information technology
  • communication technology
  • social technology
  • educational change


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